Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils

France: changes to French Works Councils requirements

As a reminder, following the Macron Reforms of 22 September 2017, all companies with 11 or more employees must put in place a Social and Economic Committee (a “CSE”) by 31 December 2019. This means that: companies with between 11-49 … Continue reading

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UK: revised corporate governance code

The FRC has published a new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code applicable to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The changes include a requirement to have a board-monitored whistleblowing mechanism and a mechanism for workforce … Continue reading

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UK: dismissal of trade union representative for misuse of confidential information automatically unfair

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the protection against unfair dismissal for taking part in trade union activities should be interpreted broadly and will not necessarily fall away where the activity involves misconduct. In Morris v Metrolink a trade … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest Data on Enterprise Bargaining Wages Trends – December 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for October-December 2017 was released by the Department of Jobs and Small Business in the first week of May 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data may … Continue reading

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Australia: Bargaining under the Fair Work Act – our 2018 edition

This week we launch the 2018 edition of Bargaining under the Fair Work Act and highlight findings from our recent Australian bargaining survey. Click here to discover more.

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Australia: Queensland notifies Labour Hire Licensing Regulation

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) was notified Friday, 6 April 2018. Key matters addressed in the Regulation are: exclusions from the scheme established in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld); and detail of the operational requirements of … Continue reading

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Australia: Petroleum and gas industry faces changes

In anticipation of amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld) (Act), companies covered by the Act should begin turning their minds to current appointments and potential changes they may wish to implement, particularly taking into … Continue reading

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South Korea: Compliance Check – Korean Labor Management Council

Certain employers operating in Korea are required to have a Labor Management Council (LMC). The purpose of the LMC is to promote harmonious relations between companies and their employees by providing a consultative body utilised by both employees and the … Continue reading

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UK: Collective bargaining – no obligation on ‘de facto’ employer; risks of direct negotiation with employees

In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v University of London the Central Arbitration Committee has decided that a union representing employees of an outsourcing company was not entitled to collectively bargain directly with the university to whom their services … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – September 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for July-September 2017 was released by the Department of Employment on 10 January 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data can be useful for benchmarking.

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